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Adelaide Town Hall

128 King William Street

Adelaide, SA 5000


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Feeling the heat this summer?

As our climate changes, heatwaves are getting hotter, longer and more frequent.

Heatwaves kill more people than any other natural disaster including floods, cyclones or bushfires. They also cause serious damage to our health, ecosystems, agriculture, businesses, infrastructure and communities.

Fortunately there are things we can do to prepare and respond.

Join well known media identity, Amanda Blair, as she guides a panel of experts through a hypothetical extended heatwave.

You will learn about the challenges posed by heatwaves in Adelaide as well as practical actions that can be taken to manage your risks.


Anthony Penney, Executive Director of Industry and Government Engagement, Business SA

Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, South Australian State Emergency Service

Dr Fay Jenkins, Acting Executive Director, Public Health Services, SA Health

Frank Crisci, Emergency Manager, SA Power Networks

Hitaf Rasheed, Executive Director, Events SA, SA Tourism Commission

John Nairn, State Manager, Bureau of Meteorology

Ken Long, Chairman, Adelaide Sustainable Building Network

Rose Rhodes PSM, Chairperson SA Divisional Advisory Board, Australian Red Cross

Tim Jarvis, Environmental Scientist & Explorer


6:00pm - Stalls, Networking & Nibbles

6:30pm - Open by Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor, Panel Discussion

8:15pm - Stalls & Networking

9:00pm - Close


Adelaide Sustainable Building Network

Australian Red Cross

SA Health

South Australian State Emergency Service

Resilient East

Water Sensitive Cities


For more information, please contact the City of Adelaide's Customer Service team on 08 8203 7203 or email

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